A machine that cost £35,000 is operated 8 hours a day in a 5-day week but one hour each day is used for test purposes. For use of the machine there are three scales of charges, the first at the rate of £5 an hour for private use, the second at £15 an hour for research work and the third at £40 an hour for commercial work. It is estimated that the number of hours charged at the first, second and third rates are in ratios 4:2:1. What percentage of total receipts do receipts from commercial work represent?

Asked by Anushri | 23rd Oct, 2015, 06:55: PM

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Answered by Vimala Ramamurthy | 24th Oct, 2015, 09:02: AM

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